Prototyping Your Next Career and Designing Your Life with Design Thinking - Fiona Reith

Burn From Within

19-02-2021 • 53 mins

On this episode, I interview Fiona Reith, the UK's first Designing Your Life certified coach and a phenomenal career change coach I know from training together.

After noticing how practical her approach was to life and coaching her career change clients, I asked what her secret was and what Designing Your Life meant. She recommended I read a book for career and life change called Designing Your Life by Dave Evans and Bill Burnett who are both professors at Stanford University that teach Design Thinking. This was and is an absolute game-changer for me and I’m now training with the authors Bill and Dave directly in becoming a certified Designing Your Life coach in April this year.

This conversation gives you a glimpse of why design thinking is so useful, practical and why we both love it so much!

In this episode, we discuss:

  • The importance of prototyping your next career
  • Using design thinking methodology for life and career design
  • How to prototype through conversations and experiences
  • My experience in prototyping interviews for becoming an employed podcast producer
  • Scales of prototyping and your spectrum of possibilities
  • Knowing when you have done enough prototyping to make a career decision
  • Reframing problems with design thinking
  • Networking to access the hidden job market
  • What’s the one thing that’s made Fiona Reith burn from within?

Video Course:

  • Designing Your Life video workshop online - this is a live class you can follow on-demand taught alongside other students with the authors of the book to help you really understand and go through the exercises of the book in groups. Definitely worth it.

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